Dr Seyed Abdolhamed Hosseini Faradonbeh
|Work Phone||(02) 4921 5878|
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School of Humanities and Social Science
The University of Newcastle, Australia
|Office||W345, Behavioural Science Building|
Dr. S. A. Hosseini is a Lecturer and a Faculty Associated Researcher at The Research Institute for Social Inclusion and Wellbeing (RISIW), and Humanities Research Institute (HRI), The University of Newcastle, Australia. He completed his PhD in Sociology and Global Studies (2006) at the Australian National University (ANU). He has conducted research on transnational social movements, global social change, globalist ideologies, Islamism, and transnational identities. Since 2003, he has been teaching at the Australian National University, University of Technology Sydney, University of New South Wales, and the University of Newcastle.
His new book, Alternative Globalizations (2010), establishes a new theory of the (trans)formation of ideas, identities, and solidarities in recent oppositions to capitalist globalization and its ideological foundations. The book contributes to social sciences by introducing new concepts such as "accommodative consciousness", "Interactive solidarities", "Dissident knowledge", "Social Nexuses of inequality", "Ideological Visions", "Transversal Cosmopolitanism". It provides researchers in the areas of social movement and social ideation studies with a new integrative approach which accommodates many unnecessary theoretical disputes.
He has won research grants including the 2010 Bilateral Grant from the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. He has also published articles and presented conference papers on Occupy Wall Street Movement & the Political Economy of Global Financial Crisis (forthcoming), Arab Spring (forthcoming), Sociology of Ideas (2012), Youth Political Identity (2012), Activist Knowledge (2010), Global Justice (2009), Sociology of Dissident Knowledge (2007), Alter-globalization Solidarity (2006), Sociology of Collective Cognition (2003), Rural and Regional Development (1999, 2000), Islamic Conservatism and Neo-Conservatism (2000), Islamist Progressive Political Thoughts (2000), and the Applicability of Social Theories in the Context of Islamic Societies (1999).
Dr. Hosseini's research experience, his specific theoretical perspective, and his Middle Eastern background plays a significance role in research projects concerned with social disparities and marginalization. He is familiar with many Islamic-cultural terms and ideas (Hosseini 1998, 2000a, 2000b). He has been in contact with many Muslim migrants, intellectuals, communities, and student organizations in Sydney and Newcastle. While his cultural-experiential background enhance the cultural sensitivity, his sociological background is important in the contribution of social inclusion to the growing multidisciplinary studies of the Muslim diaspora in the Australia. His works speak to policy analysts, politicians, activists, and social researchers.
Dr Hosseini's personal weblog can be accessed at: http://globalalternatives.wordpress.com/
See also Hosseini at Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dr-s-a-hamed-hosseini/42/b8/a48
- PhD, Australian National University, 2006
- Graduate Teaching Program Certificate, Australian National University, 2003
- Community Welfare and Economic Policies
- Ethnic Relations
- Global Justice
- Global Social Problems
- International Development
- Political Identity
- Social Movements
- Social and Cultural Identity of the Second Generation Migrants
- Socio-economic Status of Immigrants
- Youth Identity
As a political and economic sociologist, Hosseini's main field of research is shaped around the globalization of social movements, uprisings, violence, activism, and revolutions. Hosseini's studies particularly focus on the relationships between ideas, identities, political actions and their socioeconomic circumstances including the impacts of new communication and information technologies. His recent work contributes to the investigation of "transversal identities" among young Muslims in Western diaspora, "meta-ideologies" like "cosmopolitanism" and "transversalism" in the global justice movement
How social inequalities, ethnic marginalization, economic disparities, deprivations, and discrimination translate into people's (especially the migrant youth) identities, ideas and collective actions and how political actions in turn influence social change are among the major questions he has attempted to explore in his studies so far.
- Global Social Problems
- Social Movements for Social Justice
- Cross-cultural and Inter-cultural studies (social inclusion and integration)
- Global Crises (food, fuel and finance) and their Impacts on Local Lives
- Globalization and Inequality
- Youth Identity
- Muslim Minorities
- Ethnic Relations
- Economic / Financial Policy Changes and their Social Impacts
- Socioeconomic Statues, Marginalization, Identity, and Social Capital among Immigrant Communities (with stress on younger generations);
Dr Hosseini's social research is based on a diverse range of mixed and innovative methods and skills including: Advanced Social Statistical Data Analysis with SPSS 20+, Mixed-Method Analyses, Critical Discourse Analysis, Virtual Ethnography, Quantitative Meta-Analysis and Meta-ethnography, Survey Research Designing, Designing Multidimensional Attitude Measurement Scales, Causal Modeling, Designing Educational Weblogs, Social Networking Sites and Online Forums;
- Hosseini, S. A. (2010) ‘Alternative Globalizations: An Integrative Approach to Studying Dissident Knowledge in the Global Justice Movement’, New York: Routledge. ISBN-13: 978-0415502429 | Edition: Paperback Reprint October 7, 2011
Recent Journal Articles:
- Hosseini, S A (2012) “Theorizing Social Ideations: Beyond the Divide between Humanities and Social Sciences”, The International Journal of the Humanities, 9 (5): 53-68
- Hosseini, S. A. (2010) 'Activist Knowledge: Interrogating the Ideational Landscape of Social Movements', The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 5 (5): 339-58.
- Hosseini, S. A. (2009) ‘Global Complexities and the Rise of Global Justice Movement: a new notion of justice?’ Journal of Global Studies, 2 (3): 15-36.
- Hosseini, S. A. (2006), 'Beyond Practical Dilemmas and Conceptual Reductionism: the Emergence of an Accommodative Consciousness in the - Alternative Globalization Movement', Portal: Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies [online], 3, 1: 1-27.
Available: http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/ojs/index.php/portal (ERA 2010 ranked A)
Most recent Career Best Research Reports and Outputs:
- Published Research Report: Lovat, T, Mitchell, W., Nilan, P., Hosseini, S A, Cook, B., Samarayi, I., Mansfield, M. (Oct. 2011) Australian Muslim Jobseekers: Labour Market Experience, Job Readiness, and the Relative Effectiveness of Employment Support Services, Research Report, Department of Immigration and Citizenship, Canberra, Australia. 215 pages;
Global Complexities, Global Crises, Global Justice, Global Human Welfare and Wellbeing, Social Movements, Socio-economic Marginalization, Youth Political Identity Construction among the Ethnic Minorities, Development and Social Change in the Context of Muslim Societies, Australian Muslims Joblessness,
- Persian (Excluding Dari)
Fields of Research
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|160803||Race And Ethnic Relations||20|
Centres and Groups
Body relevant to professional practice.
- Member - AID/Watch
- Member - AFTINET
Committee/Associations (relevant to research).
- Member - RC05- Research Committee on Racism, Nationality and Ethnic Relations - International Sociological Association
- Member - RC09- Research Committee on Social Transformation and Sociology of Development - International Sociological Association
- Member - RC18- Research Committee on Political Sociology
- Fellow - The Research Institute for Social Inclusion and Wellbeing (RISIW)
- Member - International Studies Association
- Fellow - The Humanities Research Centre- Violence and Social Order Program
- Fellow - Cosmopolitan Civil Society Center
Sociology of Dissident Knowledge
UTS, Australia (Invited Presenter)
Networking with different cultural groups, contributing to the profession through engagement in professional bodies, communicating with colleagues about substantive social issues and shared interests, establishing four semi-professional weblogs and virtual communities/forums shared with students and community members to bridge the gap between the academia and the public, providing intellectual support for a couple of communities as a member of the university, helping the University and Faculty in their internationalization process, providing the NTEU with some administrative assistance, participating in all voting and nominating occasions are among Dr Hosseini's major contributions since my appointment in Dec 2008. (see Dr Hosseini's CV for more details)
- Community Activism
- Global Studies
- Human Welfare
- Political Sociology
- Quantitative Research Methods
- Religion and Politics
- Social Movements
- Sociology of Technology and Science
Since his appointment in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Dr Hosseini has established 4 new courses and fully coordinated six courses (SOCA6100, SOCA6120, SOCA6670, SOCA3902, SOCA2400, SOCA4090 and SOCA4100) and supervised three research students at the postgraduate level. Based on this sustainably positive teaching experience, he has been able to consolidate his teaching, research and course development skills. This level of productivity has been built upon his 3 years of tertiary teaching at three Go8 universities (including one year fix term Level B lectureship) prior to his appointment at the UoN. Throughout his teaching, he has actively sought mentoring and incorporated suggestions from peer curriculum experts. So too, he has constantly consulted teaching and learning materials, monographs, his own research findings, and academic journal articles for developing and implementing best-practice models and positive student learning outcome. (See Dr Hosseini's CV for more details)